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Document Number: 9218

Leaders for California's Schools - This policy brief presents an overview of the current state of school leadership in California. The authors examine the challenges that the state must overcome to recruit, hire, train and retain strong and talented principals, with a particular focus on the limitations of current state and district policies. Loeb and Valant note that the state's principals are underpaid relative to their colleagues nationwide and many report feeling overworked, constrained by state policies and doubtful they will remain in the principalship until retirement. (PACE, September 2009)...

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